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« Reply #220 on: September 01, 2011 10:58:46 AM »

 OH Yeah this is a great product! I also like to trace onto my fabric using the various markers they have out now. Please accept a word from experience: make sure you know which marker you grabbed before you get busy. Miss smart-*#% did not follow her own advice and found out the rude way one day later when I went to work and my design had disappeared! Thats right craft fans-the bone head used the air soluable marker! Thank heavens I hadn't marked a quilt! My sister did that once so you would have thought I would know better. Happy stitching to all!!
« Reply #221 on: September 10, 2011 06:41:26 PM »

I have tried doing the carbon tranfers for patterns but they come out sooo light that I can harly see them.  Is there a trick to using them?  Or a brand that works well, where do you buy them?  The ones I have are kinda old they came in a box of crafty goodness I bought used but they were unopened so I think they are okay..... Any ideas?


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« Reply #222 on: February 22, 2012 09:18:22 AM »

Hi, all. I've been using iron-on transfer pens for my patterns and loooove them, except for the fact that the marks won't disappear! I read somewhere that taking a pencil eraser to it will work, but no go. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm using these ---> http://www.sublimestitching.com/transferpens

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« Reply #223 on: March 27, 2013 02:33:41 AM »

I use a Pilot Frixion


You can see a video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAfzQpAPUTY

The trace disappears with the heat, of an iron, it sometimes even fades with the heat of my hand.

It's the best compromise I found between the air vanishing pen, the gel ones, the tailor ones... I use it for everything sewing, stitching, even writing  Grin

« Reply #224 on: April 28, 2014 08:46:14 AM »

I've just switched over to embroidery from counted crossstitch, so I've never had to transfer a pattern before. I didn't do any research before my first go, and just printed my pattern (from Urban Threads) onto a t-shirt transfer. Oops. My piece came out beautifully, but I couldn't stand the shiny transfer material, so I painstakingly picked it off with tweezers.  That worked great except for a few areas that puckered.  I don't think they can be ironed because of all the thread there. 

For my second piece, I used the red iron-transfer pencils. The image is pink and hard to see, even on my near-white fabric. I haven't stitched it yet, so I'm not sure how well it stays or shows.  But I think I'll try some of the other methods from this great thread!

Does anybody have experience with the Solvy water soluble stabilizer warping the fabric?  Also, is it archival? By that I mean is it going to change the color of my thread and/or fabric?
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« Reply #225 on: April 28, 2014 11:57:47 AM »

I use water soluble stabilizers all the time and love it. It won't change the color of your thread or fabric at all. It just melts when you run it under COLD water. Make sure you wash all of it out because otherwise the fabric can be a bit crunchy. Also, if you use it on knit, make sure that you pull the stitched tight-not so tight it puckers but a little tighter than usual.


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« Reply #226 on: March 25, 2015 06:37:23 PM »

Quilting pencils work if you copy the image with a light table or something like that. I have uses my chalk pencil on fabric. I got one with all different colors of chalks. These are thin and break easy when not in the holder. I've used pencils, too. I buy the mechanical pencils as the point stays thin. They usually wash out, and then I iron the piece after it's dry. I have the stencil pens, and have used the red transfer pencil too. They are OK. And I have used the blue washable pen. It makes thicker lines than it like though.

Here is one that I did.
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« Reply #227 on: March 26, 2015 08:05:14 AM »

I wish they would make an ultra fine point transfer pen.

Beautiful work~ Love the color added to the piece.

« Reply #228 on: November 27, 2015 07:37:26 PM »

Second, third, whatever the Pentel Frixion pens. Changed how I transfer everything! Gel pen with a super fine tip that traces over a light box, bright window, computer monitor, and then completely erases with an iron. I got a set of a bunch of colors so I can even color code designs when I think I might get confused. I learned it by watching http://www.downgrapevinelane.com/2013/02/tutorial-how-to-trace-embroidery-pattern.html
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